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#DailyBookQuote 31May2013 : Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

#DailyBookQuote : 31st May 2013

Erich Maria Remarque

–          Erich Maria Remarque (June 22, 1898 – Sep 25, 1970)

–          Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Paul Bäumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other, if only he can come out of the war alive.

 “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”

 

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